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candle used to light the home. four children died in the fir >> it was customer who had been disconnected. they were unfortunately using apparently candles inappropriately. >> pg&e had used smart meter technology to cut off elecicity to the family because the family wasn't keeping up with its bills. some say shutoffs will happen more frequently. now as more smart meters are installed. >> our concern is that with the advent of smart meters that have the capability of remotely shutting off customers without havi to go physically visit the hoe that could significantly increase. >> for the first five months of 2009, pg&e used smart meters to cut off power to 4300 customers. that increase of 52,000 for the sameeriod this year. pg&e insists that smart meters have not changed the way it does business. >> the advent of the smart meter has not changed the process with working with customers. >> they point to a different set of numbers. >> through t end of ma the number of shuffs in 2010 is down 33%. >> it points to the total number of all disconnections, not just smart meter disconnections, but th
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to make the decision so the three-drug cocktail will be used. bro appealed to the nine circuit. but if the higher court decides not to step in, brown is scheduled to die 12:01 wednesday morning. >> whose ging on here is that the lawyers are considerg whether they can make an argument that it is crowell -- cruel and unusual punishment to require a man to choose the manner of his death, and theye thinkg as long as the congralations alternative is e three-part lethal injection process, they still have all of those issues. >> reporter:rown is scheduled to be the 14th person to be executed in califora. the first execution in nearly five year and the first to be held in the newly con -- consucted death chamber. >> carolyn: the chp expects to re-open highway 1 at an moment near o'dig -- bodega bay. the wildfire is 100% contained. a volunteer firefighter was in crical but stable conditio in a burn center in san franciscoful cal fire believes he came in contact with a powerline. we're feing warm weather throughout northern califnia. a strong high-pressure system is keeping the heat on.
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. and then pentothol being used, there is a shortage of the drug in california and others say there is barely enough for one execution, many not for anymore. there should be more available but not until early next year. there is also arguments in the 9th circuit court of appeals at the federal level they are trying to stop the execution still scheduled for right after midnight on wednesday morning. heather ishimaru is up in the courtroom and have much more on this, possibly a decision any minute that is coming up at 5:00 and 6:00,. >>> penalties congresswoman jackie speier took action to try to increase government oversight of natural gas pipelines. she did so in the san bruno neighborod devastated by an explosion two weeks ago. janelle wang has details on the new bill. >> reporter: representative jackie speier just wrapped up the news conference in the past 45 minutes. she announced a new bill that would strengthen natural gas pipeline regulation. it's called a pipeline safety and community empowerment act. if it passes, it would require remotely operated shut-off valves for pipelines running throu